tilt


1tilt

noun \ˈtilt\

Definition of TILT

:  a canopy for a wagon, boat, or stall

Origin of TILT

Middle English teld, telte tent, canopy, from Old English teld; akin to Old High German zelt tent
First Known Use: 15th century

Rhymes with TILT

2tilt

transitive verb

Definition of TILT

:  to cover or provide with a tilt

First Known Use of TILT

15th century

3tilt

noun

Definition of TILT

1
a :  a contest on horseback in which two combatants charging with lances or similar weapons try to unhorse each other :  joust
b :  a tournament of tilts
2
a :  dispute, contention
b :  speed —used in the phrase full tilt
3
a :  the act of tilting :  the state or position of being tilted
b :  a sloping surface
c :  slant, bias <a tilt toward military involvement>
4
:  any of various contests resembling or suggesting tilting with lances
tilt adjective

Origin of TILT

4tilt
First Known Use: 1507

4tilt

verb

Definition of TILT

transitive verb
1
:  to cause to have an inclination
2
a :  to point or thrust in or as if in a tilt <tilt a lance>
b :  to charge against <tilt an adversary>
intransitive verb
1
a :  to move or shift so as to lean or incline :  slant
b :  to incline, tend, or become drawn toward an opinion, course of action, or one side of a controversy
2
a :  to engage in a combat with lances :  joust
b :  to make an impetuous attack <tilt at social evils>
tilt·able \ˈtil-tə-bəl\ adjective
tilt·er noun

Origin of TILT

Middle English tulten, tilten to fall over, cause to fall, from Old English *tyltan, *tieltan, akin to Old English tealt unstable, tealtian to totter
First Known Use: 1594

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